Skip to comments.Palestinian self-destruction
Posted on 03/05/2008 4:47:43 AM PST by Clive
National Post Published: Monday, March 03, 2008
On Friday, a 13-month-old Palestinian girl was killed by shrapnel in the Gaza town of Beit Hanoun. Hamas blamed Israel for the death. But according to locals, the deadly explosion occurred when a Palestinian rocket aimed at Israel went off course and blew up the victim's house. By the time the weekend was over, dozens more Palestinians would be killed -- as well as two Israeli soldiers -- as Israel waged an air and ground campaign against Palestinian rocket crews and their Hamas enablers.
As in any war, it is the child casualties that attract the greatest sympathy and anguish. But Friday's 13-month-old victim carries special significance: Her death by the Palestinians' own rocket fire perfectly symbolizes the self-destructive pathology that has afflicted the Palestinians since the 1960s. Palestinian leaders would quite literally prefer to slaughter their own people than turn Gaza into a normal country that deals on civilized terms with its neighbours.
On Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned Israel for "excessive and disproportionate" use of force. We reject that censure of Israeli actions, as should leaders of all civilized nations. No nation on Earth would sit back passively as a neighbouring territory bombarded its cities with rockets.
It is true that the Palestinians have suffered the bulk of the casualties in the ensuing counterterrorism operations. But such arithmetic does not change the moral calculus: It is not Israel's fault that the Palestinians choose to keep reigniting a lopsided and unwinnable war. Moreover, so long as Palestinians maintain the inhumane and terroristic practise of launching their rockets from civilian areas, Israel is blameless -- under both the letter and spirit of international law -- for the fact that some civilians die alongside the jihadis who deploy among them.
The situation of the Palestinians is a gruesome tragedy. But insofar as post-occupation Gaza is concerned, it is entirely self-inflicted. When Hamas, or whoever else takes over Gaza in coming years, decides to stop using the Palestinian people as one collective suicide bomber, they will find a willing peace partner in Israel. Until then, the Palestinian blood that flows won't stain Israeli hands.
There will be no peace until there is total victory over Hamas. There must be thousands and thousands of deaths and near total impoversishment.
Hamas must be beaten into submission before there can be a glimmer of peace
“On Friday, a 13-month-old Palestinian girl was killed by shrapnel in the Gaza town of Beit Hanoun. Hamas blamed Israel for the death. But according to locals, the deadly explosion occurred when a Palestinian rocket aimed at Israel went off course and blew up the victim’s house.”
And really, even if it was Israel’s “fault,” Israel is RESPONDING to attacks from Hamas. It’s incredible how the media plays right into Hamas hands. Hamas launches rockets...barely a whisper in the media, Israel responds and suddenly even Israel is committing Palestinian genocide.
It’s like in ice hockey...the ref never sees the original infraction, only the retaliation.
In the terrorists' twisted thinking, it is STILL Israel's fault just for being there. If Israel didn't exist, they never would have had to build the rocket in the first place.
It is time.....for Isreal to announce, “The next rocket that crosses our border will result in the Gaza strip being leveled and turned into beach front property.
The lesson no one remembers from WW II.
But....but....the CBC and the Toronto Star keep saying it’s all the Joos fault?